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Episode 96: The Fleets of Austerity

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It is often said that with crisis comes opportunity; that stress brings innovation - without the right leadership and vision though; crisis and stress can also bring about collapse.

As the traditional Western powers struggle with an unprecidented peace time debt crisis, and rising powers have challenges of their own for economic, resource and demographic reasons - each is looking for the best fleet shrinking budgets can buy.

What trends can we see in Naval development now, and what new trends are taking shaps?  What established platforms are being repurposed, and which ones are being left behind?

Join Sal from "CDR Salamander" and EagleOne from "EagleSpeak" as they discuss for the full hour with their guest Eric Wertheim.

Eric is a defense consultant, columnist and author specializing in naval and maritime issues. He was named to the helm of the internationally acknowledged, one volume Naval Institute reference Combat Fleets of the World in 2002.